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VMware Releases Fusion 3.0.1 Update

 
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:14 pm    Post subject: VMware Releases Fusion 3.0.1 Update Reply with quote

VMware Releases Fusion 3.0.1 Update
Friday, December 11, 2009
Posted by: Glenn

VMware has announced the release of Fusion 3.0.1, an update to their popular virtualization software for Intel-based Macs. According to the company, this version of the software brings a couple new features, improves performance and fixes over 50 bugs. Here are some of the highlights:

- Improved 3D & Video Performance - Improved WDDM driver and 3D backend improvements speed up some applications and tests up to 80% on Mac OS X Snow Leopard
- Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) - Full support for Ubuntu 9.10 32-bit & 64-bit editions
- Even More 64-bit Support - Networking subsystem now 64-bit native to match 64-bit core engine
- Easier Move to VMware Fusion - Import standalone VHD virtual disks and Parallels Desktop 5 virtual machines into VMware virtual machines
- Improved Resume Times - Reduced time for resuming virtual machines
- Performance Update – Addresses performance slow downs seen by some users due to older VMware Tools and the Virtual Machine Library
- Shared/Mirrored Folders Improvements – Incompatibilities with Zone Alarms AV and Outlook 2007 Preview mode resolved

Registered users of Fusion 3 can download the update here or use the software's automatic update feature. The update itself weighs in at 415MB and requires Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later. For new users, Fusion 3 is priced at $79.99.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It does seem faster, thank goodness. 3.0 was slooowww.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only thing I found slow in 3.0 was the time it took to restart a vm. The latest version definitely speeds this up.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Starting up VMs does seems faster. Mine was hanging for the longest time while loading up the VMware Tools in Windows.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I re-ran my Windows Experience I have a significantly higher score. It seems like they have got some graphics issues fixed. My base score in Parallels 5 with the same config. was 3.3

Before: (VM v.3.0)
Processor: 5.1
Memory (RAM): 5.5
Graphics: 1.9
Gaming graphics: 1.0
Primary hard disk: 6.2
Base Score 1.0

After: (VM v 3.0.1)
Processor: 5.2
Memory (RAM): 5.5
Graphics: 4.8
Gaming graphics: 3.7
Primary hard disk: 6.3
Base Score 3.7
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think everything feels faster. Not a ton faster, but faster. You can't complain about that.
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